Latest Antonio Guterres News

Pakistani PM willing to talk but warns India not to attack

Feb. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister offered to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country following last week's suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Imran Khan said he hoped "better sense" would prevail after the attack on a...

UN envoy says Yemen ports deal is chance for peace talks

Feb. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The expected pullout of forces from three key ports in Yemen provides an opportunity to move to the major goal of ending the four-year conflict that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the U.N. envoy for the war-battered country said Tuesday. Martin Griffiths told the...

Mexican envoy calls for fresh effort on Maduro-Guaido talks

Feb. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mexico's new U.N. ambassador says a fresh effort should be made to persuade Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido to discuss their differences without preconditions and try to find a solution to their country's crisis. Ambassador Juan Ramon de la Fuente...

Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment Program

Feb. 16, 2019 11:41 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Guterres made the announcement in a statement issued by his office. Ms. Andersen is...

The Latest: UN officially notified of North Macedonia change

Feb. 13, 2019 7:53 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The latest on the change of name that has created North Macedonia (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received official notification that an agreement has taken effect giving the new name Republic of North Macedonia to the former...

The Latest: US, Russia draft rival UN Venezuela resolutions

Feb. 12, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The United States and Russia have drafted rival U.N. resolutions on Venezuela, reflecting the Trump administration's support for opposition leader Juan Guaido and Moscow's backing for President Nicolas Maduro....

Losing climate change race a 'disaster for Africa,' UN says

Feb. 9, 2019 2:11 PM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond. Antonio Guterres urged more political will for financing and adaptation as he spoke on Saturday ahead of a summit of the African Union continental...

The Latest: Puerto Rico says aid en route to Venezuela

Feb. 7, 2019 7:07 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Puerto Rico's government says 3,600 pounds (1,633 kilograms) worth of donated supplies are en route to Venezuela as part of a humanitarian aid mission. Officials said earlier Thursday that they had sent the...

Grandmothers helping to banish female genital circumcision

Feb. 6, 2019 8:25 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Kadiatou Balde grew up in a Senegalese village with the tradition of female genital mutilation. She never had a choice, but now as a community elder she is helping to banish the practice, one conversation at a time. She started speaking out about the long-taboo issue when the...

UN chief: Mercenaries are 'feeding off' terrorism and crime

Feb. 4, 2019 6:51 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that reports suggest there has been "a surge in the use of mercenaries," who are not only fighting in wars and illegally exploiting natural resources but are now "feeding off" transnational organized crime, terrorism and violent...